American Football team up with Paramore’s Hayley Williams for new song ‘Uncomfortably Numb’

It's a blissful listen

American Football have shared another cut from their forthcoming third album with a vocal spot by Paramore’s Hayley Williams.

‘Uncomfortably Numb’ hears frontman Mike Kinsella and Williams trade vocals on a lilting track that features on the emo veterans’ new album, ‘American Football (LP3)’.


The accompanying music video, directed by Atiba Jefferson, is largely a point-of-view depiction of the immediate aftermath of an emergency incident in which the victim is treated by paramedics.

Kinsella has explained in a press release the difference between the Illinois band’s 2016 predecessor, ‘American Football (LP2)’, and ‘LP3’.

“We were all thoughtful about what we wanted to put out there. Last time, it was figuring out how to use all of our different arms. This time, we were like – ‘Ok we have these arms, let’s use them,'” he said.

‘Uncomfortably Numb’ follows the release of ‘Silhouettes’ in December 2018. ‘LP3’ is released on March 22 via Big Scary Monsters.


The band tour North America in support of the new record – check the dates out below:


20-24 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
30 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
10 – Mayer, AZ @ FORM Arcosanti


12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
13 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
15 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
16 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
17 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
19 – Sain-Therese, QC @ Santa Terasa Music & Arts Festival
21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
22 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
23 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw


21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
22 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
25 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
27 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
28 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
29 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall